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    Easy Gee
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    M51 OTAN

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:17 am

    Hi Guys.Here's another French lid from my collection,this one has a "cammo" piece of material fitted onto the shell, this one came from a fellow collector, I have been unable to succesfully identify it, but he seems to think it is French , as it was fitted to another french lid, but he was vague on the details,so I fitted it onto this lid, either way I think it looks good on display...enjoy. Wink
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    Re: M51 OTAN

    Post by Albano on Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:19 am

    Mate! the stuff you dig out just to make us jealous!!

    Nice lid and cover

    Best regards

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    Re: M51 OTAN

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:56 am

    Very nice! Gilles will probably be able to tell us more about this. I have no idea how common hand painted covers are for French troops.

    Steve

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    Re: M51 OTAN

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:00 pm

    Albano wrote:Mate! the stuff you dig out just to make us jealous!!

    Nice lid and cover

    Best regards

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    Thanks Albano, I very glad you like one of my display French lids Very Happy

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    Re: M51 OTAN

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:10 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Very nice! Gilles will probably be able to tell us more about this. I have no idea how common hand painted covers are for French troops.

    Steve


    Many thanks Steve, I am dubious about this piece of cloth but the guy who gave it to me is a non- BS kind of guy, it does appear to be hand painted, I initially thought it was a faded piece of camo cloth, but it appears to be painted on, here's some more pictures of the cloth, it's more or less a square of cloth, not a hood or anything along those lines;)


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    Re: M51 OTAN

    Post by Guest on Thu May 10, 2012 2:56 pm

    looks great gary its in superb condition for 50 years old i doubt i will look that good at 50 im also liking the cover although i am slightly biased maybe even bordering on an obsession with anything to do with cammo helmet covers lets hope the hand painting wasnt in dryed blood thanks james

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    Re: M51 OTAN

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu May 10, 2012 4:53 pm

    jaycee wrote:looks great gary its in superb condition for 50 years old i doubt i will look that good at 50 im also liking the cover although i am slightly biased maybe even bordering on an obsession with anything to do with cammo helmet covers lets hope the hand painting wasnt in dryed blood thanks james


    Hi James, thanks looking, I think your right it will not be so good in 50 years time which is a shame, this "cover" came from a fellow collector in my city who specialises in French Militaria, I think the truth of the matter is I will never be able to pin it down as a provable item, but I love it for all of it's mystique Very Happy

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    Re: M51 OTAN

    Post by Guest on Thu May 10, 2012 5:18 pm

    i like the cover gary it suits the lid well it has a certain uniqueness and i think it has a kind of us nam mitchell look about it ,james

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    Re: M51 OTAN

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue May 15, 2012 3:13 pm

    jaycee wrote: i like the cover gary it suits the lid well it has a certain uniqueness and i think it has a kind of us nam mitchell look about it ,james


    Thanks again James, and yes I suppose it does have a unique quality to it, I guess beeing hand painted it is a one off, it just bug's me I can't find out any more info about it..them's the breaks Wink

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    Re: M51 OTAN

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:19 am

    Semi relic OTAN Mle51.


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